Join Us in Celebrating the 2017 Equal Opportunity Award Dinner

  Join us for a night of music, cocktails and dinner as we honor and celebrate the work of the Urban League, helping to empower African Americans and other Oregonians to achieve equality in education, employment and economic security. It will be an evening filled with community leaders, corporate partners...

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Statement from Urban League President and CEO Nkenge Harmon Johnson on the Hiring of New Portland Police Bureau Chief Danielle Outlaw 

Statement from Urban League President and CEO Nkenge Harmon Johnson on the Hiring of New Portland Police Bureau Chief Danielle Outlaw  August 7, 2017 The Urban League looks forward to welcoming Chief Danielle Outlaw to Portland and the larger community. She is an experienced and capable leader who can make an impact in the...

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Statement from Urban League of Portland President & CEO Nkenge Harmon Johnson on Racist Violence in Charlottesville and Other Cities

Statement from Urban League of Portland President & CEO Nkenge Harmon Johnson on Racist Violence in Charlottesville and Other Cities August 14, 2017 Racist violence is again on the march in cities across America. Weeks ago two girls were assaulted, one man severely wounded, and two others murdered in Portland by a would-be Nazi. This...

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Urban Tech Jobs Program: Training Job-seekers for the Tech Industry

The Urban League’s Urban Tech Jobs Program (UTJP) will get more Americans working in the technology sector.  Jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) have the highest earning projections and the highest job growth but the lowest employment rates (Chamber of Commerce). UTJP is an accelerated long-term training program...

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2017 SummerWorks Youth Employment Program Launch: More Than Just A Summer Job

Welcomed by Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith, the Urban League of Portland launched this year’s SummerWorks Youth Employment Program. On June 30th, sponsors gathered at the Portland State University campus to kick off the paid internship program for youth in Portland.  Over 400 participants between the ages of 16 and...

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Statement from Nkenge Harmon Johnson, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Urban League of Portland

“There are no words adequate to describe my feelings of anger and sadness caused by the act of domestic terrorism committed in Portland yesterday. On behalf of the employees and volunteers of the Urban League, I express heartfelt condolences to those who knew and loved Taliesin Namkai-Meche, and Ricky John Best. We...

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May 17th, 2017: Urban League of Portland Annual Meeting

WHEN: May 17th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. WHERE: MODA Center 1 North Center Court Street Portland, Oregon 97227 Join us for refreshments and hear about the accomplishments of the Urban League of Portland over the last year. The Annual Meeting is an opportunity to learn about our work and to...

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A Great Turnout For The 2017 Career Connections Job Fair

  Over 900 people came out to the Urban League of Portland’s April 4th, 2017 Career Connections Job Fair to connect with employers from over 80 of the area’s best employers. Recruiters came from a variety of industries including healthcare, government, manufacturing, finance, and the non-profit sector. This event was...

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Urban League of Portland’s Nkenge Harmon Johnson on Current Administration’s Impact on Urban League Services, Getting Involved With Your Urban League, and The Upcoming Career Connections Job Fair

The Urban League of Portland’s C.E.O. Nkenge Harmon Johnson sat down with K103’s John Erickson to talk about the Urban League of Portland’s upcoming career fair (April 4th, 2017), the current administration’s impact on Urban League of Portland services, exciting developments in our programming, and how members of the public...

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